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Colombo Art Biennale

Making History

PRADEEP THALAWATTARoadscape, 2012. Digital print, 152 x 853 cm. Courtesy Colombo Art Biennale, Colombo. 

When a young art biennial in a developing economy is mired in funding issues, logistical problems and resource shortages, it can often redeem itself through its content. In the case of the third Colombo Art Biennale (CAB 14), however, overarching infrastructural issues ended up affecting key aspects of the festival, including artist selection, artwork commissions and curatorial input. Co-founded by local gallerist Annoushka Hempel and artist Jagath Weerasinghe in 2009, the

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